Theatre of Horror and Grand Guignol. Plays, magic, cabaret and other oddities for the Halloween season.
In a climate where Terror has become ‘The Enemy’, rather than something inside all of us, we invite you to come and be terrorized.
‘A curate’s egg-box of horror. A smorgasboard of short, sharp shocks … reminds us that the Grand Guignol was a theatre born of realism and social satire.’
‘If you are in two minds about how to celebrate Halloween, this portmanteau production of horror playlets from The Sticking Place ought to appeal … Full-bloodied Gothic … built up audience goodwill and enjoyably jangled their nerves.’
‘Immensely successful … quite magnificent, the atmospheric venue decked out in white tiles and bloodstains to resemble a mix between a shower room and an abattoir … fine acting and wonderful set design.’
The Premature Burial by Edgar Alan Poe
Adapted and directed by Adam Meggido
With Liam Smith
‘Directed with great skill by Adam Meggido. His adaptation of ‘The Premature Burial’ by Edgar Allan Poe casts the excellent Liam Smith as the gloomy cataleptic.’
My Favourite Murder by Ambrose Bierce
Adapted by Jamie Stewart
With Jamie Bower, Jiggy Bhore, Angus Brown, Liam Smith and Haylie Long. Directed by Adam Meggido
‘Jamie Bower shines … a period piece which starts off in the style of a silent movie and descends into an hilarious and camp bloodbath, it really is the night’s clear highlight.’
‘Knockabout gallows humour.’
‘A blinder … the audience was rolling in the aisles.’
The Red Room by HG Wells
Adapted and directed by Justin Butcher
With Rupert Mason
‘Highlight of the evening is The Red Room by HG Wells, an example of a subtly disturbing short story which eludes most of today’s horror writers … Rupert Mason makes a relishable hero/victim.’
The Witch of Coos by Robert Frost
With Jiggy Bhore and Angus Brown Directed by Ben Nealon
‘Chillingly well performed.’
Hamburg Adapted and directed by Darren Ormandy
With Graham McTavish, Hester Evans, Richard Hollis, Sam Booth and Tristan Ives.
‘The most powerful piece … asks questions of our predisposition to horror.’
with Justin Mitchell Davey, Rosalind Porter, Scott Brooksbank. Directed by Matt Peover Assistant director Chris Moran Devised by the company.
‘Atmospheric and dark.’
Terror 2005! also included:
The Monkey’s Paw by WW Jacobs
Adapted and directed by Marcus Daley
With Liam Smith, Haylie Long, Paul Shelford.
The End Of The Party by Graham Greene
Adapted by William Stewart
With Thomas McGairl Directed by Darren Ormandy
Workprint Written and performed by Sean McCann Directed by Jamie Bower
October 31st 20054 – TERROR 2005 Halloween Special Performance
Including The Society of Wonders presented by Scary Little Girls. Also featuring Lucinda Lloyd and Stephen Daltry Adam Meggido
Photographs by Terry Johnson
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